Voter Registration Ends Today: If you have yet to register to vote in the Nov. 6th election today is your last chance to do so. Head over to the Chicago Board of Elections office at 69 W. Washington before midnight to register. For complete registration instructions read below via the Chicago Board of Elections.
Register to Vote/Change Address/Change Name
October 9, 2012 is the deadline to update your registration or register for the first time to vote in the Nov. 6, 2012 General Election.
The Board will be open on Tues., Oct. 9, the last day for standard voter registration, at 69 W. Washington St. from 9:00 to Midnight.
Chicago voters may register for the first time - or update their registration records if they have moved or changed their names:
- by using this form. Fill in the blanks, print it, sign it and deliver it or mail it -- whether you need to register for the first time or to file a name or address change. By state law, only an original hard copy with a "wet ink" signature can be processed. You must deliver it by Oct. 9 or mail it with a postmark of Oct. 9.
- in person at 69 W. Washington St., Sixth Floor. Bring two forms of ID, at least one of which shows your current address.
- by visiting any Secretary of State's office where driver's licenses and state IDs are issued.
- through an active deputy registrar affiliated with a local organization, such as a political party, ward organization or other state-certified body.
After the registration form is processed, we will mail a new voter card.
To register to vote, you must:
- be a U.S. citizen;
- be at least 18 years of age by election day;
- live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election;
- not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction; and,
- not claim the right to vote elsewhere.